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World Archery Tournament Comes to Madison in 2014
- Posted Sep 10, 2013 10:46 AM
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Press Release
World Archery Tournament Comes to Madison in 2014
September 6, 2013

The National Archery in the Schools Program®, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Madison Area Sports Commission and the Alliant Energy Center are proud to announce Madison, Wisconsin and the Alliant Energy Center as the location for the 6th annual NASP® World Tournament, July 11-13, 2014.

The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school curriculum for students in grades 4 – 12. Many participating NASP® schools create after school programs and archery teams, in addition to their in-school archery program. These archers and teams from participating NASP® schools then participate in various local, regional and state tournaments.

Archers and teams qualify for the NASP® national tournament based on scores they achieve at their state tournaments. United States archers and teams then qualify for the NASP® world tournament based on their scores at the NASP® national tournament. Archers and teams from other NASP® participating countries follow a similar qualification process through their respective provincial and national tournaments. We expect archers from approximately 25 states to participate in the 2014 NASP® Worlds as well as archers from, Canada, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Mongolia.
The 2013 NASP® world tournament was held in St. Louis Missouri. The 4 prior world tournaments were held in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, near Orlando Florida. Participation from 2012 to 2013 increased by 134%. There were 2,907 archers at the 2013 world championship. We expect additional growth in 2014.

2013 World Champions were:
Teams 1st Place High School: Trigg County HS Kentucky (repeat from 2012)
1st Place Middle School: Caudill MS Kentucky (repeat from 2012)
1st Place Elementary School Woodlawn Elementary Georgia


Individuals
4th Grade Female Josey Phipps Kentucky
4th Grade Male Nate Wood Kentucky
5th Grade Female Elizabeth Vrana Ohio
5th Grade Male Spencer Bartlett Kentucky
6th Grade Female Christa Murphy Kentucky
6th Grade Male Brandon Aldridge Kentucky
Middle School Female Riley Mabe Kentucky
Middle School Male Jake Bartlett Kentucky
High School Female Wendi Thomas Alabama (repeat from 2012)
High School Male Josh Ohlert Iowa

Over-all individual female archer with a score of 297 was Riley Mabe.
Over-all individual male archer with a score of 298 was Josh Ohlert.

Both Riley and Josh scored the highest individual world tournament scores ever recorded by NASP® at last year’s event. Only one other male archer ever scored a 298 at the world tournament and that was Kentucky’s Cameron Peyton in 2012.

Last year’s world champion male archer Josh Ohlert has graduated so he will not be defending his title in 2014. Two time defending high school female world champion Wendi Thomas also graduated in 2013. However the 2013 over-all female world champion archer, Riley Mabe will be in 9th grade this season and will be defending her title.
We will also see if both of the two time defending world champion teams, Trigg County High School and Caudill Middle School, can make it three years in a row as world champions.
Last year’s world champion elementary team set a new NASP® world record with their score of 3320 out a possible 3600. That is an average score of 276.6 out of 300 for each of those elementary school archers.

The NASP® All-time world record scores are:
World Record Scores—Teams (out of 3600 Maximum)
Elementary School Division 3320 Woodlawn Elementary Georgia 2013 Worlds
Middle School Division 3403 Ashville Middle School Alabama 2011 Nationals
High School Division 3453 Trigg County High School Kentucky 2013 Nationals

World Record Scores - Over-All Individual (out of 300 maximum)
Female - 298/28
Jessica Nystrom Michigan 2009 Nationals


Male - 299/29
Ryan Long Kentucky 2013 All-Star Championship
Josh Ohlert Iowa 2013 All-Star Championship

The 2014 NASP® World Championship is scheduled for July, 11 – 13. We hope to see you there.

For information about the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) visit www.naspschools.org for NASP® tournament information please visit www.nasptournaments.org
Or contact Jon Gauthier at (608) 633-2156 or email: jgauthier@nasparchery.com

For information about the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin NASP®, or other state programs contact Dan Schroeder - 608-235-4619 or email: Daniel.schroeder@wisconsin.gov
For additional information, visuals or help securing interviews please contact:
Judy Frankel, Madison Area Sports Commission frankel@visitmadison.com


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